Galaxy S6/S6 edge vs LG G4 vs One M9 vs Xperia Z4: Which one you'd rather have? (poll results)


On Monday, we asked you a very important question: Given the opportunity, which flagship would you rather have? The new Galaxy S6? The extravagant S6 edge? What about the LG G4? Any HTC One M9 or Sony Xperia Z4 takers? The results started flowing in almost instantly.

As it turns out, however, we don't really have a clear favorite among our community. Indeed, out of the nearly 5,500 votes, three-fourths were pretty much evenly distributed between three devices, with the remaining fourth being split between two other.

At the helm (26.24%), we've got Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge, and we're not surprised — it's every bit the super high-end flagship the Galaxy S6 is, but comes with a rad, side-sloping display. But the S6 edge isn't the undisputed favorite among poll-takers, for both the Sony Xperia Z4 (25.13%) and the LG G4 (25.07%) received a very similar number of votes. Finishing second-to-last, the Galaxy S6 took 13.69%, while HTC's One M9 grabbed just 9.69%.

Anyone surprised?

Galaxy S6 vs S6 edge vs LG G4 vs HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4: Which one you'd rather have?

Samsung Galaxy S6
13.69%
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
26.42%
LG G4
25.07%
HTC One M9
9.69%
Sony Xperia Z4
25.13%

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92 Comments

1. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I like the S6 without Edge.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....So people want a phone (Z4) with overheating issues, smaller battery then predecessor and a same old bland design & display, no OIS and a phone whose software update cycle is the slowest. Nice

6. maherk

Posts: 6833; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If i didn't have the S6 Edge and i was shopping for a phone that isn't made by Samsung, i would definitely go for the Z4. It is the 2nd best behind the S6/S6 Edge.

72. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

1,364 vs 1361 just 3 fanboys are big difference here? lol

9. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

They want a phone with classy, understated design, nearly stock android, longest battery life (judging from predecessor), waterproofing and active noise cancellation. I don't see where the competition is any better.

63. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

tech2 is a cheap troll. He can't help but take cheap shot against Sony and he always make fun of people who prefer Sony over Samsung. With that comment he proves that he is an idiot who doesn't respect other people's choices/preferences. I still remember the article where he brings up Sony update policy (to troll obviously) even though the article was about Sony winning several prestigious Design award.

71. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Hey look my very own fan....I am smitten ! Since you've comprehension skills of a stick let me explain it to you what I was implying with that comment. I wasn't disrespecting people's choice but merely stating how fanboy oriented these votes are and how little relevance they have in real world where Sony would be lucky to even come close to S6 in sales. It is blindingly clear which one is better phone but sadly fanboys vote for brand not for a better and cutting edge technology. If you have anything constructive to say rather then making dumb jibes then I am listening.

69. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Classy and understated design is subjective. To you it may be classy but for others it maybe bland and boring and their declining market share proves that. Nearly stock android - Half of actual buyers don't know what 'stock android' is. Try harder. Also, do tell me how 'nearly stock android' is any better then Samsung's version, please ? Longest battery life - That I agree but it takes F*ing 4 hours to charge !!!! Water proofing - All the above phones do a decent job of protecting against few splashes here and there. Unless you wanna take naked selfies of yourself from inside water you should be fine. Active noise cancellation - Again I agree here but can you tell me what percent of buyers are audiophiles to notice the difference ? ' I don't see where the competition is any better.' Where do I start. GS6/Edge has the best, brightest and colour accurate QHD display. Arguably the best camera on market with OIS and f1.9 not the same old camera from three generations now. A way better update cycle and even more software features. UFS 2.0, Faster & wireless charging, fingerprint scanner, lots of freebies (Office 365 & OneDrive storage) a stable non-overheating 14nm SoC, Samsung Pay ,etc...

78. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

+Z4..... dude

10. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

You know.. how scary sony fanboys are..

13. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm too old to be a "fanboy" or any other type of "boy". I just find some features of Sony phones indispensable and totally undervalued. Where is my active noise cancellation, Samsung? Where is my entire day battery life, LG?

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

wait, samsung s6 doesnt have active noise cancellation? Have you done your research? or else your just gonna look like a scary sony fanboy

21. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Maybe you are confusing Active Noise Cancellation with Background Noise Reduction. All flagship phones offer background noise reduction when you speak. Active Noise Cancellation is the cancellation of environmental noise when you listen through headphones. I researched and there is no mentioning of the S6 having Active Noise Cancellation. If you find it somewhere, please post the link, I'm interested.

26. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

28. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sorry to tell you,pal, but the dedicated mic feature means that they really just mean background noise reduction. It's the usual second microphone that registers background noise when you speak. The active noise cancellation for music through headphones remains a Sony exclusive.

83. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

meh.. if you audiophile you'll know that sony's amp is suck and has very2 weak volume output.. and all of latest android flagship can play hi res audio playback and flac format.. you definitely know nothing but s**t.. and one more thing sony's active noise cancelation is just pure marketing crap since it only works with their mediocre supplied earphone that nowhere near as good as my high end IEM like earsonic sm3 or my beloved sony mdr ex1000.. and yes sony made great IEM but not the one with the noise cancelation crap.. i hope you understand what i'm talking about if not you're just a peasant that doesnt worth my time..

85. Feanor

Posts: 1362; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Dude, you know nothing, if you don't try. What you said is actually true, but you may have very good headphones and still hear nothing in noisy environment without Active Noise Cancellation. I was using my great Sehnheisers in the metro with my previous phone which had no Active Noise Cancellation and couldn't hear a s.... With my Z2 and the "mediocre" Active Noise Cancellation earphones, I can finally enjoy my music where everything else fails. I know that other phones have stronger volume output and that there are nicer headphones than the noise cancelling ones that you need with the Z2 and Z3 but all this comes to nothing without Active Noise Cancellation. Unless if you spent loads of money and buy your own high end active cancelling headphones, but these are bulky, expensive and need recharging. With the Z2 you just wear tiny earphones and you're good to go. And you'd be surprised by the quality. It's very good for common earbuds.

51. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You really have no clue what you are talking about... Noise reduction present in all smartphones is related to phone calls. Noise cancelling is a different animal and it works for music, so far only offered by Sony. Otherwise you need to get expensive headphones with said feature

73. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

It's ironic how you said "have you done your research?" Search for "sony dnc" or "nc31em" so that you would realize what they are really talking about.

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Its a great phone and the next best choice behind the s6/s6 edge. plus it has a micro sd which is a huge deal breaker for a lot of people and the only logical choice for someone wanting a new flagship phone with an sd card. and water proofing is always great to have.

46. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. That I agree ! But like you said best choice behind S6/S6 Edge not on par with them. The voting results puts it almost on par with them which I disagree with.

40. snake

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

How do u know its overheating? Did you use it?

60. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Idiots will say whatever they want to say.

41. Nibbler1

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Sorry dud, but Sony is the fastest in updates.Note 4 has no lollipop, all xperia phones have it and overhiting is only your head.Design is still 3 years ahead of Samsungs, so why change it.

42. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

your making Sony fanboys look stupid. Note 4 has no lollipop? All xperias have lollipop? Awkward moment when 2013 and 2014 phones from samsung got lollipop first than sony flagships? Design is 3 years ahead? care to explain?

57. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My note edge on UK sim got lol pop, they moved the camera button to the screen, thank god

86. Nibbler1

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

I meant xperia z line, ok they updated the note 4 one week ago, sorry.Metal frame with glass sandwich construction is Sony's design for 2 years, Samsung did it now, but waterproofing it with removable sd card will be the novelty of galaxy s8 in two years.

55. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

WHY PATHETICALLY BITTER DUDE? you can't do anything about it dude..its their choice, not yours. if you want, you are free to make your own poll & exclude z4 from the choices! LOL!

79. nexus2077

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Wanna know why? Best battery life, best music player as it can play hi-res audio due to z2/z3 can play FLAC format which is 10x better than mp3 formats And true hi-res due to it has a built-in DAC Amp.. No dac amp means whatever you do, it will only play a song as a normal mp3.. Only z2 and z3 has it, probably will be on z4.. Next is z4 on japan has only 1080p which makes it last longer than QHD displays.. microsd slot, another thing is That steadyshot is already better than a shaky OIS last 2014, not sure on 2015, but as long as it is not shaky then it's fine, for taking camera shots, manual mode is good for us, anyway i wont argue wwith camera as we like natural colors instead of saturated ones.. Also, i won't mind camera anyway as i bought a QX1 which is impossible to beat by any smartphones.. QX1 is a Real Lens made for smartphones, another issue here is waterproofing, i enjoy waterproofing feature, i have tons of shots under sea water.. Another thung thing is that sony's design is beter than samsung's design. More elegant and stylish which makes s6 look like a toy, only note series are appealing but not the S series. Also sony's UI is better than laggish touchwiz.. Sorry mate i've been a samsSamsung user before and i experience terrible lags after 6months of usage with 90% of memory being used.. While i didn't experienced that on sony.. Also i kinda like the physical shutter button.. Can do manual focusing and shutter lock for mobile photography usage..you won't understand any of these because you only like samsung... Anyway, no smartphones have dac amp for music.. Only sony offers hi-res audio.. Just need to buy hi-res headphones which paired with the dac amp.. Once you've listen on it, you won't like mp3s anymore

82. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

meh.. if you audiophile you'll know that sony's amp is suck and has very2 weak volume output.. and all of latest android flagship can play hi res audio playback and flac format.. you definitely know nothing but s**t.. and one more thing sony's active noise cancelation is just pure marketing crap since it only works with their mediocre supplied earphone that nowhere near as good as my high end IEM like earsonic sm3 or my beloved sony mdr ex1000.. and yes sony made great IEM but not the one with the noise cancelation crap.. i hope you understand what i'm talking about..

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